I don't know about ATI, but AMD sure didn't push it back; it founded the worldwide hated DRM platform.ATI and AMD have both pushed back hard on DRM and related technologies
I'm not shooting the messenger; I'm giving consumer feedback. I don't think it will ever come across and if it does; I think not a single CEO will ever care. But literaly everybody hates DRM with a burning passion., but once the rules were in place and we had to choose between implementing the standards set by others or walking away from 3/4 of the GPU market we did the same as all the other GPU hardware vendors and implemented what was needed to sell chips. Feel free to call that evil but I don't see why you are singling AMD out unless you feel that "shooting the messenger" will somehow make the world a better place.
Singleing out... Hah... From what? RIAA and MPAA content? Is that more important than technology? Realy? I'd rather have a working computer that I own and fully control, than watch a B-movie filled with explosions. Like I have nothing better to watch, read, learn and do. And hell... I'm still a student. But I can tell you that there's a reason the sales of the RIAA and MPAA companies are plummeting; it's not because of piracy but because most people are finding (thanks to the internet) a lot better TV shows and music. The percentage that still listens to hit charts are the people who haven't discovered the internet yet.
Ow please... It's probably the most fundamental part of the encryption chain. From the actual HDMI FAQ:Actually no... HDMI has absolutely nothing to do with BluRay other than arriving at roughly the same time and providing a convenient display connection that supported higher resolutions with a single connector. You could just as easily say that "the only reason it was adopted was HD-DVD" or "the only reason it was adopted was HD streaming video".
I don't know about you, but that looks like a BluRay cable. (or HD-DVD which is basically a failed rival for the standard)HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first and only industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. By delivering crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable, HDMI dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality home theater experience. HDMI provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable.
Exactly; people want to connect with HDMI because they have not other option. That's because everyone is on the fsked up DRM bandwagon, also including AMD.The reason for supporting HDMI is that a lot of customers want to use their HDMI-connected TVs (which rarely have DVI).
Oh and BTW; TV sales are plumeting like crazy.